D.Sc.IS Required Courses

The following Information Systems Core Courses are to be fulfilled by every graduate student. (18 Credit hrs.)

INFS 720: Systems Analysis and Design Using Case-Based Tools

Credits:

3 credit hours

Description:

A study of the advanced theory and practice of systems analysis and design concepts and techniques, with an emphasis on the design part of the systems analysis process. Computer aided software engineering (CASE) tools and Human Computer Interaction are also emphasized.

Prerequisites:

INFS 601 and INFS 612 or equivalent.

INFS 724: Project and Change Management

Credits:

3 credit hours

Description:

A study of the principles and techniques used in managing information systems and organizational change projects. Project management software will be used in this course.

INFS 730: Web Application Development

Credits:

3 credit hours

Description:

An introduction to client and server side web programming. Client-side topics include HTML compliance and server-side code will be utilized to create dynamic web sites. There is a substantial programming component in the course.

Prerequisite:

INFS 605 or equivalent.

INFS 750: IT Infrastructure, Technology and Network Management

Credits:

3 credit hours

Description:

A study of IT Infrastructure, systems, and networks according to the OSI model. Special consideration is given to Internet, Intranet, local and wide area network design, technical requirements, operation, and management.

Prerequisite:

INFS 601 or equivalent.

INFS 760: Enterprise Modeling, and Data Management

Credits:

3 credit hours

Description:

A study of the principles and techniques used in Enterprise Modeling, and Data Management. Topics include the architecture and techniques in designing and implementing enterprise models, database design and implementation technologies.

Prerequisite:

INFS 601 or equivalent.

INFS 780: Information Technology Strategy and Policy

Credits:

3 credit hours

Description:

Focus on the use of information systems technology to develop and maintain a strategic competitive advantage. Topics also demonstrate how Information Systems technologies are used to enhance organizational performance and effectiveness.

Prerequisites:

Completion of all other core courses or permission of the professor.

Master's Level Information Systems Specializations

Graduate students have the flexibility to select one of the five Master of Science in Information Systems specializations. Choosing one specialization is required of all students. (9 credit hours).

Data Management

INFS 762: Data Warehousing and Data Mining

Credits:

3 credit hours

Description:

The main concepts, components, and various architectures of Data Warehouse. Advanced data analysis and optimization of Data Warehouse Design. Data Warehousing and OLAP tools. Applying data mining algorithms to retrieve highly specialized information or knowledge about the data stored in the Data Warehouse.

Prerequisites:

INFS 605 (or equivalent programming) and INFS 760.

INFS 764: Information Retrieval

Credits:

3 credit hours

Description:

Provides hands-on experience with procedural extensions to the SQL language for retrieval and manipulation of data. Topics include data control languages, control structures, looping and branching, local and global variables, exception handling, stored procedures and database triggers, cursors and cursor processing.

Prerequisites:

INFS 605 (or equivalent programming) and INFS 760.

INFS 766: Advanced Database

Credits:

3 credit hours

Description:

This course is designed to give the student a strong foundation in the theoretical underpinnings of current database systems. Emphasis will be placed on database theory and will cover such issues as distributed databases, concurrency control, security, optimization, and specialized data models. It will also explore emerging database methodologies and their impact on current practices.

Prerequisites:

INFS 760.

Application Development

INFS 732: Emerging Technologies & Issues

Credits:

3 credit hours

Description:

The course provides an understanding of both technical and managerial issues, as well as strategic implications of emerging technologies and issues.

Prerequisite:

INFS 612 and INFS 730.

INFS 734: Multi-tiered and Service-Oriented Architectures

Credits:

3 credit hours

Description:

An advanced application development course that focuses on developing enterprise dynamic data-driven applications using multi-tiered and service-oriented architectures Students will be exposed to contemporary software platforms and tools for enterprise application development.

Prerequisites:

INFS 612 and INFS 730.

INFS 736: Technology for Mobile Devices

Credits:

3 credit hours

Description:

This course introduces web pages and style sheets for mobile devices and then focuses on developing applications for various Smartphones, Tablets, and other mobile devices.

Prerequisites:

INFS 730.

Network Administration and Security

INFS 752: Advanced Network Technology and Management

Credits:

3 credit hours

Description:

A study of the configuration, administration, and troubleshooting of a model network environment. Network management strategies including file access, group policies, storage, and security will be examined. This course uses a virtual environment to prepare the student to manage network environments.

Prerequisite:

INFS 750.

INFS 754: Network Security and Intrusion Detection

Credits:

3 credit hours

Description:

Provides a comprehensive overview of network security and intrusion detection. Topics include security overview, authentication, attacks and malicious code, communication security, Web security, network security topologies, intrusion detection, firewalls and VPNs, security baselines, security algorithms, physical security, disaster recovery, forensics overview, and other state-of-the-art developments.

Prerequisite:

INFS 750.

INFS 756: Cloud Computing and Network Services

Credits:

3 credit hours

Description:

This course will introduce the use of virtual systems and servers to study a new delivery paradigm for the delivery of information technology services. A thorough examination of virtualization technologies will provide students with the foundation to plan, manage, and configure business application models. These network services will be configured on university servers and provide hands-on experiences.

Prerequisite:

INFS 750.

Healthcare Information Systems

INFS 701: Introduction to Healthcare Information

Credits:

3 credit hours

Description:

This course is an introduction to the fundamental principles of healthcare information infrastructure in the United States. Emphasis is placed on health record content and how it relates to such issues as reimbursement, quality improvement, risk management, accreditation standards, related federal laws, secondary data issues, and other topics that are associated with each subject matter. Electronic health record implementation, management, components, and required standards will be introduced.

INFS 742: Healthcare Information Infrastructure

Credits:

3 credit hours

Description:

A study of the healthcare information infrastructure in the healthcare delivery system in the United States. Examination of issues related to healthcare information systems, healthcare information policy development, uses and users of healthcare information, healthcare informational privacy, and clinical data standards. Electronic health record systems will be investigated.

Prerequisite:

INFS 701.

INFS 744: Healthcare Information Analysis

Credits:

3 credit hours

Description:

A survey of clinical computing applications and their integration to support health care delivery. The evaluation of such systems in regard to clinical decision making,
clinical quality assessment, and healthcare research support. Introduction to biostatistics and epidemiology principles.

Prerequisite:

INFS 701.

General

INFS 732: Emerging Technologies & Issues

Credits:

3 credit hours

Description:

The course provides an understanding of both technical and managerial issues, as well as strategic implications of emerging technologies and issues.

Prerequisite:

INFS 612 and INFS 730.

INFS 752: Advanced Network Technology and Management

Credits:

3 credit hours

Description:

A study of the configuration, administration, and troubleshooting of a model network environment. Network management strategies including file access, group policies, storage, and security will be examined. This course uses a virtual environment to prepare the student to manage network environments.

Prerequisite:

INFS 750.

INFS 762: Data Warehousing and Data Mining

Credits:

3 credit hours

Description:

The main concepts, components, and various architectures of Data Warehouse. Advanced data analysis and optimization of Data Warehouse Design. Data Warehousing and OLAP tools. Applying data mining algorithms to retrieve highly specialized information or knowledge about the data stored in the Data Warehouse.

Prerequisites:

INFS 605 (or equivalent programming) and INFS 760.

Last Updated: 6/25/14